SS Radaas

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Career
Name: Marstonmoor (1890-1902)
Athos Romanos (1902-1916)
Radaas (1916-1917)
Owner: Moor Line (1890-1902)
Vagliano A.S. (1902-1916)
Schach Steenberg & Co. (1916-1917)
Builder: J. Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Yard number: 264
Launched: 17 September 1890
Completed: December 1890
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk on 21 September 1917
General characteristics
Class & type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 2,524 GRT
Length: 290 ft (88 m)
Beam: 40 ft (12 m)
Depth: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Installed power: 234 nhp
Propulsion: Triple expansion engine

SS Radaas was a 2524-ton cargo steamship. She was built by and launched in 1890 as Marstonmoor for Moor Lines. She was sold to a Greek company in 1902 and renamed Athos Romanos, before being sold to Danish interests during the First World War and renamed Radaas. She was sunk by the German submarine UB-40 under the command of Oberleutnant Hans Howaldt on 21 September 1917.[1] She was 18 miles west of Portland Bill en route from Tyne to Bordeaux when the torpedo struck her in the port side.[2] The wreck lies on a sandy bed at a depth of 30 m at 50°34′13″N 3°4′50″W / 50.57028°N 3.08056°W / 50.57028; -3.08056Coordinates: 50°34′13″N 3°4′50″W / 50.57028°N 3.08056°W / 50.57028; -3.08056.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suzanne Hall; McDonald, Kendall (1996). Dive South Devon (Diver Guides). Underwater World Publications. p. 38. ISBN 0-946020-24-8. 
  2. ^ Guðmundur Helgason (2008). "Radaas". Retrieved 2008-09-14.